Why he didn’t want to play aragorn in “the lord of the rings”
•in his new film “captain fantastic” plays viggo the six-time father, ben, who lives with his family in the idyllic nature of the american north-west. the utopia of autonomous life beyond the civilization ends when his wife dies and he is forced, with his children in the normal world to return.
•he was at 20. october 1958, manhattan born, his first eleven years of his life he spent in venezuela and argentina, where his danish father, viggo peter worked as a manager of chicken farms and ranches. his american mother, grace gamble moved after the divorce with him and his two younger brothers to upstate new york, near the canadian border.
•after his graduation, he studied spanish and politics at st. lawrence university in canton, new york. then he moved to spain, england and denmark, where he started, and, among other things, as a truck driver in esbjerg, and a flower seller in copenhagen
•he is fluent in english, spanish, danish, and french, and also quite well swedish, and norwegian.
•because of love, he returned in 1982 to new york, worked as a waiter and bartender while he attended acting classes.
•the olympic winter games in 1980 in lake placid, he was a translator for the swedish hockey team.
•he owns both the american as well as danish nationality.
•his first film role, he played numerous stage appearances in 1985 in woody allen’s “the purple rose of cairo”, however, all the scenes were cut out in the end. his official screen debut, is the part of the amishfarmers moses hochleitner in peter weir’s classic, “the only witness” (1985).
•from 1987 to 1998, he was with the us musician exene cervenka married, their son, henry blake and came on 28. january 1988 to the world. since 2009, he has been involved with the spanish actress ariadna gil, he lives in madrid.
•his most famous role, that of the aragorn in the “lord of the rings”trilogy, he didn’t want to take part of 1999, because the rotation would have meant a long separation from his son working in new zealand. the then eleven-year-old boy persuaded him, but because he was a big fan of the original book.
•a part of the fee he had received for the three films, he founded in 2002, the publishing house perceval press, to give unknown artists outside of the established literary scene a chance to publish their works. also his numerous books and music albums are released. in addition, mortensen is regarded as a talented painter and photographer.
•he is a great football fan, particularly of the argentine club san lorenzo de almagro. in addition, his heart for the canadian ice hockey club montreal canadiens beats, whose jersey he during the entire filming of the “lord of the rings”trilogy under his armor wore.
•this is it:”says, with certain exceptions, you should always make the thing you actually fear.”
•not the other say:”when you hire viggo, you just get the violin, you get a whole symphony orchestra.” (director david cronenberg with mortensen three films)
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Movie highlights of 2014: excellent br productions
Presented whether “landauer (at)”, “the spiegel affair”, “monaco 110”, “tatort” or “24h jerusalem” – the movie brunch of the bavarian broadcasting its film highlights for the year 2014.